This page is just a way to find some vetted information on organizations serving the caregiver. I'm discovering more and more that the access to state and local caregiving resources is hugely variable. Below is a list of just a few local and national organizations that might help the caregiver get more information. Hopefully, you or someone you know can benefit.
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WHY TAKING CARE OF THE CAREGIVER IS SO IMPORTANT:
Navigating a new situation or place of residence can be daunting, especially when life throws you those unexpected curve balls. New chronic illness diagnoses or other medical setbacks and changes in functional mobility affect the caregiver and families, as well as the patient.
I've always liked the analogy of the flight attendant instructing passengers to secure his/her own oxygen mask PRIOR to helping others secure theirs, as an excellent example of how parents and caregivers can remain healthy, ensuring self-care is not neglected. Supporting caregivers in their attempts to maintain their own physical, mental, and emotional health is crucial for all involved. And being connected with community and area resources is paramount.
CAREGIVER HELPLINE: CALL 1-855-227-3640 or chat with them (Caregiver Action Network) HERE
Area Agency on Aging
This agency is designated by each state to address the needs of older adults and their caregivers. Some states' agency offices may also have available resources or links to resources for adults 18+ living with disabilities. Websites: Denver -- Denver Regional Council of Governments AAA (Area Agency on Aging) and National "Connecting People to Services" page --Administration for Community Living
Cancer Hope Network
National, nonprofit organization offering free and confidential one-on-one emotional support to adult patients with cancer and their families.
Phone (toll free): 1-877-467-3638
Cancer Support Community®
Nonprofit organization that provides support, education, and research for people living with cancer.
Phone: 202-659-9709 OR Toll-Free: 888-793-9355
Caregiver Action Network
SEE HELPLINE LISTED ABOVE
New information about caregiving during the Coronavirus Pandemic: https://caregiveraction.org/covid-19
Centennial Home Care Assistance
This company's vision is to "help older adults and seniors with non-medical activities of daily living including meal preparation, assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting, light housekeeping, medication reminders, transportation and much more." Their office is located in the Willow Creek Community, in Centennial, south of Denver. Website
Colorado Respite Coalition
This is a vital Colorado-wide resource program for caregivers of adults and children with extensive care needs. A division of Easterseals Colorado, they coordinate with a huge array of partners, and promote awareness of and access to respite care services and resources that impact the lives of caregivers and care receivers, alike. Website: ColoradoCaregiving.org Phone: 1-844-265-2372
Finding the energy to care for dependents following the loss of a spouse or partner is overwhelming. Judi's House uses a Comprehensive Grief Care® Model that supports a wellness approach to the grief continuum, in offering preventive, whole child, family, and community services. Care By Air has just begun a partnership with Judi's House, and donates a portion of each Get Well Package to the organization.
Website: CLICK HERE